Democrats Discover What a Budget Is
Looks like when it comes to spending their own money, Democrats actually understand what a budget is:
Democrats canceled a political convention kick-off event at the CharlotteMotor Speedway and will move the activities to Charlotte’s main business district, the convention’s host committee announced.
“While we regret having to move CarolinaFest away from our great partners at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the City of Concord, we are thrilled with the opportunity that comes with hosting this event in Uptown Charlotte,” said Dan Murrey, the executive director of the Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee.
The move comes as party planners are grappling with a fundraising deficit of roughly $27 million, according to two people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss internal party politics. With a party ban on direct contributions from corporations, the host committee has raised less than $10 million, well short of its $36.6 million goal, said one of the people.
Good job! Democrats admitting that when there is a deficit you have to make cuts is a big deal. Maybe they’ve learned a lesson from this. Or not:
Murrey said that logistics, not costs, were behind the decision to cancel the Speedway event.
Actually, buddy, if your problem is a deficit then the decision to cancel your event was a cost one, not “logistics.” Using a word like “logistics” in the first place is a good indication you’re lying anyway. I guess Democrats will be Democrats.